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Home Buyers Survey in Totland

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totland

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totland

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Totland) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totland

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Totland

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Totland and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Totland property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the Totland property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Totland property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Totland Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Totland building will include a valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement. To estimate the valuation your independent surveyor should use knowledge of Totland and other factors about the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate construction type and will use key assumptions such as the building connected to mains services such as electricity. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Totland area conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the period property we want to purchase, it appeared that there is old wiring - will the surveyor report on the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Totland a qualified surveyor will typically mention the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This should include a by sight view of exposed sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of things like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey in Totland.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Totland house we plan to buy. What advice should we get?

Properties are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This concern should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to pests can include insecticides or destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Stone block wall damage

Can property in Totland partially constructed with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for residents? What should we be particularly aware of?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone. Defects affecting stone-built buildings can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to full structural survey before acquiring a poor condition forties home in Totland?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. Choose the RICS Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a post 1950s unmodified house assembled from conventional construction materials. There are certain survey no go areas come with any survey - your surveyor is not authorised (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the Totland house nor can he/she look into the internal condition of chimneys.